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Supporting African Tech Startups through their Crucial Growth Phases

The Google for Startups Accelerator is a three-month online programme that includes three intensive virtual training bootcamps, mentorship, and Google product support. For the second year in a row, the programme is virtual, and it kicks off June 21 with 15 startups from across the continent participating. Six of the selected companies are from Nigeria, namely consumer intelligence, engagement and loyalty software-as-a-service for authentication Chekkit, first responder platform Emergency Response Africa, home care platform GeroCare, mental health service Nguvu Health, digital-first pharmacy OneHealth, and health financing platform Vittas International. Three are from South Africa – AI startup Envisionit Deep AI, agriculture value chain solutions provider Khula!, and digital payments solution Whoosh – and two from Kenya, ed-tech startup Angaza Elimu and micro-investment platform Ndovu. The cohort is completed by Ethiopian payments startup PayWay, Rwandan cybersecurity platform Tabiri Analytics, e-commerce platform Tendo, and 3D immersive experiences design platform Third.Design.